LATAM Airlines Group had reported its preliminary monthly traffic statistics for January 2016 compared to January 2015.
System passenger traffic increased by 1.9 per cent while capacity increased by two per cent.
As a result, the company’s load factor for the month decreased 0.1 points to 85.6 per cent.
International passenger traffic accounted for approximately 53 per cent of the month’s total passenger traffic.
Domestic passenger traffic in LATAM Airlines Group’s Spanish speaking operations (Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia) rose 6.4 per cent, while capacity increased by 4.5 per cent.
As a consequence, the domestic passenger load factor increased 1.5 points to 84.8 per cent.
Domestic passenger traffic in Brazil decreased 11.0 per cent, while capacity decreased by 8.6 per cent, with load factors falling 2.3 points to 84.4 per cent as a result.
International passenger traffic increased by 9.2 per cent, while capacity increased by 8.2 per cent.
Accordingly, the international passenger load factor for the month increased 0.8 points to 86.6 per cent.
International traffic includes international operations of both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes.